Landon in The Literary Gazette 1825/Fragment 5 2

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Literary Gazette, 18th June, 1825, Page 396


My heart is as a grave,
    Where Hope and Love lie sleeping;
With its dark thoughts like cypress,
    Watching and weeping.

Yet, flowers are on that grave,
    Albeit sad they be;
And hidden treasures in it.
    Sweet memories of thee.

My heart is as a gem,
    Sullied and broken,
But bearing signs that make it still
    A precious token.

Thy image has been there;
    Nothing can quite efface
The beauty of the spot
    Which has been thy resting place:

As that garden of the East,
     In itself no longer fair,
Has yet perfume on its beds,
     For the rose has once bloomed there.

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